Quantcast

Lawmakers host public forum on "Common Core" - Greenville, NC | News | Weather | Sports - WNCT.com

Lawmakers host public forum on "Common Core"

Posted: Updated:
WASHINGTON, N.C. - Anger and frustration, those were the feelings at a town hall on the controversial Common Core curriculum.

A town hall took place on the subject Monday night at the Beaufort County Community College.

State Senator Bill Cook wanted to host the town hall to hear from his constituents, and he heard from a lot of people.
      
Every parent, grandparent and teacher that spoke during the open forum session was against Common Core.

"The federal government has no right in our education," one woman said.

The Common Core is a set of education standards designed to promote critical thinking and analysis instead of memorization and fill-in-the-blanks.

The goal is to prepare children as young as kindergarten for college.

However, implementation of the Common Core has been controversial.

Some claimed the standards were implemented too quickly.

Others argued the Common Core standards were either too easy or too hard.
     
Sen. Cook said it's these issues about the Common Core that makes it important to debate.

"There's a lot of information; some of it misinformation. Some of it very good information and I think it's important especially here in the east for folks to get to air this issue," he said.
  • PoliticalMore>>

  • Obama cracks down on labor breaches by contractors

    Obama cracks down on labor breaches by contractors

    Thursday, July 31 2014 8:30 AM EDT2014-07-31 12:30:44 GMT
    President Barack Obama is pushing government contractors to stop violating labor laws if they want to keep taking federal money.
    Some companies that earn billions of dollars as government contractors are among the worst violators of U.S. labor laws, yet year after year they keep winning new contracts. So President Barack Obama is aiming to end...
  • Despite good news, benefit programs face problems

    Despite good news, benefit programs face problems

    Thursday, July 31 2014 6:37 AM EDT2014-07-31 10:37:39 GMT
    Despite some good news, Medicare and Social Security still face long-term financial problems as millions of baby boomers reach retirement. Social Security's disability program is already in crisis as it edges...
    Despite some good news, Medicare and Social Security still face long-term financial problems as millions of baby boomers reach retirement. Social Security's disability program is already in crisis as it edges toward...
  • GOP: Lerner emails show bias against conservatives

    GOP: Lerner emails show bias against conservatives

    Thursday, July 31 2014 3:21 AM EDT2014-07-31 07:21:27 GMT
    Congressional investigators say this is why they want all of Lois Lerner's emails.
    Congressional investigators say this is why they want all of Lois Lerner's emails.
Powered by WorldNow

3221 South Evans Street
Greenville N.C. 27834

Telephone: 252.355.8500
Fax: 252.355.8568
Email: newsdesk@wnct.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.